Bar sales values were up 3.1% on the month and 4.1% on the year.
Final figures for July indicate a rise in bar sales volumes of 2.8% over June but a decline of 3.4% compared to July 2013. Bar sales values in July were 2.4% up on June but 1.2% down on July 2013.
Over the three month period June to August bar sales showed a decrease in volumes of 1.7% when compared with the previous March to May period and a decrease of 2.7% compared to the same June to August period in 2013.
Sales values showed a decline of 0.7% on the previous quarter and a decline of 0.2% on the June to August period in 2013.